Gardening Tips and Highlights

To bee or not to bee!

 

One out of every three bites of food we eat, from almonds to strawberries and soybeans are pollinated by bees. Unfortunately bees and other essential pollinators around the globe have been dying at alarming rates. 

Last winter, beekeepers reported losses of 40-90 percent of their hives-one of the worst years yet since the global bee die-off began. 

A growing body of science points to neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) as a key factor in bees dying off. Exposure to neonics can directly kill bees, and can weaken their immune systems and increase their vulnerability to disease and pests.